Central College Nottingham

Established 2012
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Vocational, English Language, Pre-university


Central College Nottingham has over 30 years experience of working with international students and offers excellent teaching and support at competitive prices. Flexible English as a Foreign Language courses are ideal for improving students’ general English, as well as preparing for further study. Central College Nottingham International Foundation Programmes (developed with the University of Nottingham) have helped many international students gain places at some of the UK's top universities.

Why Central College Nottingham?

  • Accredited by the British Council for teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • UK Visas & Immigration Highly Trusted Sponsor
  • Excellent progression record to high ranking universities
  • Flexible start and finish dates for English language programmes, with 4 intakes for International Foundation Programmes (2½, 3, 4 and 5 term options)
  • Discounts and scholarships available for selected countries


If you choose to study at Central you can be sure of the highest standards of care and support. From the moment you apply through to when you complete your course, friendly staff will help you and make your experience of studying in the UK enjoyable and memorable.

  • Free airport pickup for all students under the age of 18, as well as those studying for a full academic year. Pre-booked airport pick-up for all other students is available on request.
  • Help with finding suitable accommodation, with compulsory homestay places for students under the age of 18.
  • Comprehensive induction programme, including information about your course and College services, as well as support with opening a bank account, registering with a doctor and police registration.
  • International Student Advisors to provide advice and help with any problems.
  • A personal tutor to offer guidance with your course and discuss your progress with you, with formal reports written at least twice a year.
  • Specialist staff to assist you with your university UCAS application.
  • Social programmes including a welcome party, cultural celebrations, summer ball and trips to places of interest in the UK. Some of these activities are free of charge, with others offered at a small fee to cover transport costs and entry to any tourist attractions included in a visit.
  • A ‘Buddy Scheme’ offering the chance to make friends with British students.




As an international student, one of the most important things when you come to the UK will be to make sure you have somewhere safe, friendly and welcoming to live. Central Accommodation Service will help you find the best accommodation to suit your needs. Compulsory Homestay accommodation is offered for all students under the age of 18.

Accommodation options include:

  • Homestay
  • Self-catering student / Halls-of-residence
  • Private rented houses

What our students have to say about SI-UK

I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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